Tell Harry Winston and Swatch to Stop Funding the Myanmar Military Coup

Myanmar produces more than 90% of the world’s rubies and jade, and these stones command the highest prices on the international market. Because it dominates Burma’s gemstone industry, the Myanmar military profits when high-end jewelry retailers – like Harry Winston (owned by Swatch) – buy Burmese gems for their collections. Today, let’s take three actions to … Read more

Tell Congress to step up to end genocide

congress can end genocide

Before it takes recess later this month, Congress can and must take action to end genocide and other mass atrocities. Will you tell your Members of Congress to step up? Where’s the new Burma sanctions bill? The people of Myanmar need your help. It has been more than five months since the 2/1/21 military coup. Since … Read more

You did it! Chevron and Total cut some payments to the Myanmar Military

Stop Chevron from funding genocide

This is a good first step for Chevron and Total but we need to keep the pressure on them to do more. This week, Chevron and Total held their annual shareholder meetings in the midst of a barrage of pressure over their payments to the Myanmar military. Many of you joined protests outside Chevron’s offices … Read more

President Biden: Stop oil companies from bankrolling the Myanmar military

Urge President Biden to stop oil companies from bankrolling the Myanmar military On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’etat, imprisoning civilian leaders as well as pro-democracy and human rights advocates. In response to this coup, young people in Myanmar have taken to the streets in a new #CivilDisobedienceMovement (CDM) … Read more

Adidas, Zara, and Lidl: Support the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in Myanmar

Please sign our petition to show your support. Since the February 1st military coup in Myanmar, the Burmese people are engaged in a life or death struggle. Citizens from all ethnicities and walks of life have joined together in the new Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). They are saying “NO!” to a return to military rule. … Read more

Tell your U.S. Senators: support the Myanmar civil disobedience movement

Tell your U.S. Senators to support the Myanmar civil disobedience movement by sponsoring Senate Resolution 105. On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’etat, imprisoning Aung San Suu Kyi, senior figures from her ruling party, and prominent pro-democracy and human rights advocates. In response to this coup, young people in … Read more

Genocide is always closer than we think

This appeared in the Gainesville Sun. This week, the Gainesville City Commission is set to bring up a resolution affirming its opposition to genocide. There are a few reasons this is important.  First of all, it provides the city a chance to promote the values of the people who live here. It also provides an … Read more

Opinion: Myanmar’s military is using TikTok against protesters. The app must take a stand.

This piece was originally published in the Washington Post. Opinion by Alyson Chadwick and Simon BillennessMarch 16, 2021 at 11:08 a.m. EDTAdd to list Alyson Chadwick is the digital campaigns strategist for No Business With Genocide, a coalition campaign to end genocide worldwide. Simon Billenness is executive director of the International Campaign for the Rohingya. The Myanmar military … Read more

Myanmar crackdown on protesters kills 25 as junta imposes 24-hour mobile internet shutdown

This appeared in India Today. Over 25 people were shot dead Monday as anti-coup protesters in multiple cities braved increasing violence in Myanmar’s largest city. At least 25 people were shot dead Monday as anti-coup protesters in multiple cities braved increasing violence by security forces following a bloody weekend that killed scores of protesters in Myanmar’s … Read more

Myanmar Crackdown on Protesters Kills 25 as Junta Imposes 24-Hour Mobile Internet Shutdown

This appeared on the Radio Free Asia website. UPDATED at 9:00 A.M. EDT on 2021-03-16 At least 25 people were shot dead Monday as anti-coup protesters in multiple cities braved increasing violence by security forces following a bloody weekend that killed scores of protesters in Myanmar’s largest city, witnesses said. The junta that overthrew Aung … Read more